Posts Tagged ‘YWM Engage’

YWM Engage: Equipping for Fearless Advocacy

July 17, 2022 — While Friday at YWM Engage focused on knowledge, yesterday was all about equipping people for fearless advocacy. It was a steady stream of very real, very personal perspectives on the change that is possible when people step forward to put a face on their own lived experience with obesity. Pie Charts Don’t Inspire Marches on […]

YWM Engage: Bias Meets the Future in Obesity

July 16, 2022 — On the first full day of YWM Engage, it was plain that this was a different sort of convention for OAC. It was smaller. The group was being very cautious because this rotten pandemic, though it’s less of a threat, isn’t over. So the agenda got right down to the business of bringing everyone up […]

YWM Engage: A Legacy of Building Community

July 15, 2022 — It’s been two long years since the extended community of the Obesity Action Coalition gathered together in Tampa for the YWM Convention. All of us have lived through losses, both big and small. But this community has felt none more deeply than the passing of Rob Portinga, an OAC board member who leaves us with […]

YWM Engage: The Critical Connection for Advocacy

June 3, 2022 — We are coming up on what might be the most critical advocacy event in years for obesity – YWM Engage. So much has changed. We’re seeing progress with better options for obesity care. More healthcare providers are getting advanced training in obesity care. Better drugs mean more options for people living with obesity. These are […]